Accelerated Reader Essay in NYT

August 31, 2009

I admit, I’m not a fan of Accelerated Reader type programs, so that is why I love this essay in Sunday’s New York Times.  It disheartens me to learn that a student could read a Harry Potter and a Gossip Girl novel and earn MORE points than a student who read Frankenstein, Remains of the the Day, Hamlet, Heart of Darkness, and The Dharma BumsGossip Girl novels have MORE points than Hamlet.  I shudder at the thought.

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